Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Rowan books

My postman dropped off a parcel yesterday, and I had no idea what it was. I mean I had only ordered my Rowan books last week from their website, and here they were at my doorstep. How exciting.

Top Left: Classic Babies
Top Right: Classic Bambino
Bottom Left: Classic Garden
Bottom Right: Classic Beach

They are all really beautiful patterns and I cannot wait to knit some more of them.

I also thought I would post progress of the left front and the back of my Twist cardigan. This seems to knit up so fast on 4.5mm needles. I am using DK Gold wool in a dark emerald green color, which looks of course like blue on my screen as always. I am hoping to have the other front knit up by the end of the week, and then only the sleeves and bands to do. The weather is starting to get a bit warmer and Spring is only around the corner so I wil have a new cardi to wear.

I did not get any time to look for a new sock pattern after my books arrived, as I was too busy looking through my new books. I picked out the Bo Peep cardigan and started it last night for my friend's daughter Bianca. It is just gorgeous and I am using Zara 8 ply yarn which knits up beautifully, and it was in my stash so it is just perfect. I also did some shopping on ebay on the weekend and was successful with 3 auctions. I bought some trampoline springs for the kid's trampoline as a few had broken and I told them no jumping on it until its fixed. I am just waiting for them to arrive so hopefully by the end of the week. I also bought some Rowan Rowanspun 4 ply which I have plans for in a Temptation color, but I will take some pics when they arrive. Now to get back to that cardigan knitting......


Noeysmommy said...

Oooh! Fun books! Your sweater is coming out so nice. (it looks really blue on my screen too!)

Maud said...

Twist is coming out beautifully! Fun to read about spring being around the corner down there, here we see the first signs of autumn!

Rhonda said...

Great score. I got some really good deals on ebay too. I love the child's cardigan.

ferg said...

How about you put up some shelves in the barbie house and turn it into a pattern book library! It'll be weeks before Isabelle finds out!
Seriously the new books look stunning. I don't think I knit serious enough stuff to buy many books but I know where they are if I need them!
I always seem to miss out on ebay Rowan yarn. I'm not very good at the last minute bidding.
Cheers for now Gillian